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Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Ring is size 5-1/2, it measures approximately 1" long and 1/2" wide.
This lovely ring will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joleen Yazzie out of genuine sterling silver. The ring has imprinted designs with a real Turquoise and Coral bear paw inlay for a beautiful finish. An often used design in pottery and silverwork; often if the artist is of the bear clan, or, more generally, as a symbol of inner strength. The ring is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.